IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino software.

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Oct 30, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)


Collaboration solutions
To meet your business objectives
IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino software.
Changing what you think you know about communication and

collaboration software
These days, being an I

T manager For years, I

T professionals have looked Lotus Notes and Domino software
isn’t always easy. I

T managers are to Lotus software, with its high availabil- delivers more than just e-mail and
challenged to make the most of fixed ity, multiplatform support and backward calendaring features—it offers an open,
resources and budgets. To bring best- and forward compatibility, to protect I

T collaborative work environment that
in-class collaboration technologies to investments. They’ve depended on its helps people communicate, collaborate
end users—cost-effectively. And to innovative and user-focused capabili- and connect. And a rapid application
help the business to be as flexible and ties to help employees be more effective development environment for greater
responsive as possible in order to suc- and productive in their day-to-day work. agility and speed. The solution provides
ceed in a wildly competitive world. So And they’ve trusted the software’s robust an open standards–based framework
when I

T managers need help, they look security features to safeguard informa- for more flexibility, plus support for Web
for a solution that is proven and reliable tion. Around the world, organizations of all 2.0 technologies and Web services.
yet leverages the most innovative tech- types have relied on Lotus software not With Lotus Notes and Domino software,
nologies. That solution is IBM Lotus just to empower people, but to empower everyone can be more innovative—in
and Lotus
software.the business.the way they make decisions, work
together and build the business.

What’s new in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 software?
The new release of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 software delivers something for everyone—end users,
IT managers and application developers alike.
he user

Productivity tools, such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation capabilities

E-mail and calendar enhancements, including collaboration history, conversation threads and viewing options

A streamlined, customizable interface that gives users access to day-at-a-glance views, instant messaging,
contact lists, Web 2.0 features and search functionality

Server-managed provisioning for centralized management and maintenance of upgrades

New policy management options and configuration settings for more flexibility and control over user access

Improved security features such as Internet password lockout and stronger encryption

Support for Web services and composite applications

Support for Web 2.0 technologies, such as mashups, blogs, RSS feeds and executive dashboards

Eclipse* technology-based platform, tools and plug-ins for an integrated development environment

ddress multiple needs with

one solution
As an I

T manager, you need to address
and satisfy multiple needs from multiple
groups—the business, end users and
developers. The business needs to keep
costs down. Leveraging and protect
ing various technology investments is
critical. The business also needs to be
responsive and innovative. To meet these
challenges, senior business executives
look to I

T to exploit the latest technolo
gies for collaboration, communication
and flexibility. Users, on the other hand,

want systems and tools that are easy to
use and accessible virtually anywhere—
through a desktop, browser, portal or
mobile device. They want tools that will
help them connect with other people, be
productive and stay organized. Finally,
developers need to design and deploy
new applications quickly. And they want
to make the best use of their program
ming skills by being able to choose from
a variety of development environments.
With so many groups to satisfy, is it any
wonder why I

T managers are up all night?
protect your investments
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 software
continues IBM’s commitment to forward
and backward compatibility for applica
tions. This strategy not only helps protect
the investment in technologies you may
already have in place, but also eliminates
the need to rewrite Lotus platform-based
applications as new releases become
available. In other words, the solutions
you develop today will still work tomor
row. By avoiding a “rip-and-replace”
architectural migration path, you can
gradually take advantage of new fea
tures, thereby reducing the potential
impact on your infrastructure. And multi-

platform support can help protect your
investments in hardware and software
as well as applications.
Choose the platform that’s best for
your business
Infrastructure requirements and deploy
ment strategies are unique to each
business—which means it’s important
that solutions be both adaptable and
scalable. Lotus Notes and Domino
software is designed to support more
users—from ten to tens of thousands—
on fewer servers. Plus, you can deploy
the solutions based on your needs.
With support for Microsoft

environments, Linux
open source
technology-based infrastructures, UNIX

infrastructures based on IBM AIX
Sun Solaris operating systems, and IBM
and IBM z/OS
platforms, Lotus
Notes and Domino software helps give
organizations the freedom to choose
what’s best for their business.
Take advantage of Web 2.0
New and exciting innovations for commu
nication, networking and collaboration,
such as Web 2.0 technologies, are
emerging every day. Forward-thinking
companies are taking advantage of

Web 2.0 capabilities to help people
respond more quickly, connect more
easily and find information—assuming
their technology isn’t holding them back.
Web 2.0 is a term used to describe Web
sites and Internet-based capabilities
such as Really Simple Syndication
(RSS) for publishing news feeds; Web
logs (blogs) for sharing information
and commentary on a specific subject;
and mashups, a type of application
that combines information from multiple
sources into a consolidated experience.
For I

T, Web 2.0 technologies provide
an entirely new way to build and deliver
applications specific to business and
user needs. Users can access the
applications and tools they need from
directly within the Lotus Notes client
or from a portal solution, such as IBM
Portal software.
CoNsIDer The Case oF sIMoN
an IT
manager at a large enterprise. Using the composite
application capabilities of Lotus Notes and Domino
software, Simon’s application developers can create
rich Web 2.0 applications. His team can mix, match
and customize components from new and existing
applications to meet the changing needs of business
line managers. For example, IT built an executive
dashboard for the director of operations. The dash
board displays timely information, such as industry
news, sales data and key performance indicators,
from a variety of sources on one page—enabling
the director to make better, more informed deci
sions more quickly. And the IT department benefits
as well, because little time was required to build the
dashboard, allowing Simon to focus his team on
other important IT initiatives.
Simon understands the value of open standards,
too. Using Eclipse technology-based tools or IBM
Lotus Domino Designer software, his application
developers can easily build reusable application
components. They can also quickly deploy Eclipse
technology-based plug-ins, such as those used for
integrated instant messaging (IM), when end user
needs arise.

Foster innovation with faster, more
flexible application development
Lotus Notes and Domino software makes
it easier to build innovative applications
and respond to new business require
ments more quickly. For instance, the
solutions provide support for Java


XML coding, giving developers the
ability to integrate Lotus Notes and
Domino applications with other pro
gramming models present in I

T, such
as the Microsoft .NET framework.
Developers can also rapidly build
applications that blend Lotus Domino
collaborative services and supported
relational data using industry-standard
Structured Query Language (SQL).
Lotus Notes software incorporates an
open application infrastructure based
on Eclipse

technology and template-
driven design. Added support for Web
services and a component-based
service-oriented architecture (SOA)
makes it easier to connect enterprise
resources while providing the founda
tion you need to combine, access and
deploy a mix of applications. Lotus Notes
and Domino software also helps you
build composite applications. Composite
applications are delivered through mul
tiple user interface (UI) fragments, called
components, that are used as build
ing blocks to form a unified interface,
depending on user needs. Users can
also experience composite applications
through a portal solution and benefit
from simplified access to information
from multiple sources, such as a data
base, an enterprise resource planning
(ERP) application or the Internet.

sIMoN Takes aDvaNTage

of Lotus Notes and Domino software’s ability to integrate with
other programming models as a way to enhance the functionality of his company’s existing applications.
Through open standards–based Web services, Lotus Notes and Domino applications can readily interact
with applications built using other technologies, including Microsoft .NET software.

help protect your assets with a

best practices security model
For I

T managers, the importance of
security has only grown over time. To
help protect the privacy and integrity of
your company’s information and assets,
Lotus Notes and Domino software utilizes
an industry best practice: specifically,
a layered security model that provides
security from server to document. In
addition, the solution incorporates
built-in, advanced security features and
comprehensive security tools, such as
role-based security, client software-
based virus protection, server/local
file encryption, verification of digital
signatures, certification and ID files,
server access lists, and access control
lists and roles.
WheN IT CaMe To ChoosINg LoTus NoTes aND DoMINo soFTWare
for the com
pany, Simon had few concerns about security. The Lotus Domino server offers the ability to prevent access
to Internet password fields in the Lotus Domino directory. This capability helps protect against attempts
to decipher hashed passwords. The server also provides an Internet password lockout feature that lets his
administrators set threshold values for Internet password authentication failures.

Manage and control your
environment more effectively
Server-managed provisioning capabili
ties give I

T administrators the option
to centrally manage upgrades of Lotus
Notes client software, as well as to
deploy composite applications and
Eclipse technology-based plug-ins. This
helps relieve administrators from mun
dane, low-level duties and enables them
to focus on more high-value initiatives.
For I

T, it can mean fewer office visits
to upgrade new capabilities. With new
configuration settings and policy man
agement options, you have more control
over which users can obtain access to
which capabilities, so you can manage
your environment better. And to improve
the efficiency of Lotus Domino servers,
Lotus Domino software offers enhanced
monitoring tools. These tools can help
you identify and address bottlenecks,
errors and conflicts before they affect
system performance.
Presence awareness and instant messaging capabilities help you find, communicate and col
laborate with people quickly and easily, without having to leave your Lotus Notes environment.
ive end users what they need to
get more done
So what about the end users? After
all, they’re on the front lines, using the
solutions you deploy to have positive
impact on the business. End users are
more technologically advanced than
ever before and want to be efficient
and productive at work.
Collaborate from a single place
Thanks to integration with IBM Lotus
software, users can find
and communicate with each other
more quickly and conveniently, to
get the answers they need and make
better, more informed decisions. With
out having to toggle between various
windows and applications and without
having to leave their Lotus Notes envi
ronment, users can take advantage of
presence awareness to see who’s avail
able online. In addition, from various
documents and databases, users can
initiate instant messaging conversations
by simply clicking on a person’s name.
And the collaboration history feature
allows Lotus Notes users to consolidate
their various interactions with other
people—such as e-mails, meetings
and IM transcripts—making it easy to
find and see associated activities.

LINg Is The MarkeTINg DIreCTor
at Simon’s company. With Lotus Notes software, Ling
spends more time doing and less time searching. For instance, with improved e-mail threading capabili
ties, Ling views her in-box as a few conversations rather than as dozens of individual messages cluttering
her in-box. She goes directly to the latest response and expands the thread when she wants to navigate
the entire conversation, saving time spent on finding a particular response. When she needs to review her
collaboration history with a particular person, she can do that too. Lotus Notes software consolidates her
various activities, such as e-mails, instant messages and meetings, making it easy for her to see what’s
happened and when. From her interface she can also schedule meetings, view her to-do list, receive the
latest industry news using the news feed reader supplied with the Lotus Notes client, and collaborate with
colleagues using integrated IM.
Stay organized and manage
information, conveniently
Lotus Notes and Domino software also
provides many convenient features and
capabilities to help users stay organized,
manage information and get their work
done. For instance, a new Open button
gives users fast and easy access to
their most commonly used applications.
An always-visible sidebar displays criti
cal information and alerts. And a search
center makes it easy for users to search
their e-mail, calendar, personal contacts,
company directories and the Web from
a single location. Almost everything
people need is at their fingertips, saving
time and helping them be more produc
tive throughout their work day.
Use productivity tools to create and
share documents
To help users be creative and move
projects along, Lotus Notes software
provides an integrated set of office
productivity tools at no additional
charge. Directly from within the Lotus
Notes client, users can access and
create word processing, presentation
and spreadsheet documents—simply
by clicking the Open button. This helps
minimize the need to license other docu
ment creation applications and helps
avoid their associated costs. Based
on the OpenDocument Format (ODF)
standard, the productivity tools also let
you open, import, edit, save and share
Microsoft Office documents.
help keep users productive, online
or offline
And what about users on the go? With
patented replication capabilities, Lotus
Notes users take their work with them,
staying productive even when they’re
offline. IBM Lotus Domino Web Access
software provides a similar interface to
users through a Web browser. As long
as you have a browser and an Internet
connection, you can access your mail,
calendar, contacts and to-do list.
Consider the possibilities
Lotus Notes and Domino software
delivers some of the most exciting and
innovative capabilities ever —capabilities
that can help people be more produc
tive, efficient and connected, and can
help businesses be more flexible, agile

and responsive. Support for Web 2.0
technologies, SOA, Web services and
composite applications. Along with the
powerful collaboration and communi
cation capabilities, rapid application
development framework, security
features, backward and forward com
patibility, and multiplatform support
companies have grown to depend on.
Everyone benefits, from application
developers and administrators, end
users and line-of-business leaders, to
the overall business itself. So the next
time you’re searching for a world-class
communication and collaboration solu
tion, consider IBM Lotus Notes and
Domino software, one of the best ways
to empower your business.
An integrated suite of word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications can be accessed from
a central location, making it easier to create and share documents.
For more information
To learn more about IBM Lotus Notes and
Lotus Domino software, and IBM appli
cation development strategies, please
contact your local IBM sales representa
tive or IBM Business Partner, or visit:
To learn more about Lotus Domino
applications available in the mar
ketplace, visit the online IBM Lotus
Business Solutions Catalog:
To learn more about IBM solutions with
integrated Web 2.0 capabilities, please
contact your local IBM sales representa
tive or IBM Business Partner, or visit:

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